News & Events

2009 News

 

Chunqiang Tang (Ph.D.'04) Wins Multiple IBM Research Awards

December 3, 2009

 

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Michael Scott named 2010 IEEE Fellow

November 24, 2009

 

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NACLO 2010 at University of Rochester

November 20, 2009

 

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ACM Programming Team Interviewed for Local TV

November 12, 2009

Our undergraduate ACM programming team, including Dennis Huo, Ian Christopher and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang, along with coach Daniel Stefankovic, was recently interviewed for the ABC affiliate 13WHAM TV. The team, which is headed to the World Finals in the ACM-ICPC Programming Competition in Harbin, China the first week of February, talks about the upcoming competition and their success at the regional finals in this report.

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Explorations in Robotics Class featured in Rochester Review Magazine

November 11, 2009

Explorations in Robotics is a Computer Science course designed for freshmen who may not have any programming experience but would like to have a more hands-on experience while learning some programming skills.  Recently the class, with Adjunct Professor Hans Koomen (PhD '89), was featured in the Rochester Review Magazine.

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Lall accepted tenure track position at Denison

November 9, 2009

 

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Joint Research Group Receives Technology Showcase Best Demo at CASCON 2009

November 4, 2009

CASCON 2009 Technology Showcase has awarded the Canisius College/UR group with the Showcase Best Demo award at the plenary session of the conference. The demo, entitled "Want Not, Waste Not, Adaptive Memory Sharing in Multi-core Environment," is funded by an NSF collaborative grant between UR and Canisius College (led by Matthew Hertz). The group includes Tongxin Bai (URCS), Jonathan Bard, Stephen Kane, Elizabeth Keudel,  Matthew Hertz, and Chen Ding (URCS).

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UG Programming Team Awarded URBee by President Seligman

November 3, 2009

President Joel Seligman met with the members of the URCS ACM Undergraduate Programming team to congratulate them for placing first in the ACM Regionals and qualifying to go to Harbin, China, in February 2010.  Seligman asked the students about Saturday's event, their competition strategies, and how the team works together.  He told them that URBee has been known to bring good luck and encouraged them to bring the mascots with them to China.

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Michael (Ph.D.'97) Wins IBM Research Accomplishment award

November 3, 2009

Nov. 1, 2009: URCS alumnus Maged Michael (Ph.D. 1997), a researcher at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, has received the company's prestigious "Research Accomplishment" award for his development of lock-free memory management techniques.

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UG Team Advances to ACM Programming World Finals, beating MIT

November 2, 2009

 

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IEEE Selects Ipek Paper as a Top Pick in Computer Architecture

November 2, 2009

 

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UG Team Wins 1st Round of ACM-ICPC Competition

October 19, 2009

 

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Wigderson to Visit URCS

October 2, 2009

 

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Mellor-Crummey (Ph.D. '89) Wins Best Paper

October 1, 2009

 

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Bigham in "Top 35 Under 35"

August 19, 2009

 

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Two New Faculty Join URCS

July 1, 2009

 

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Cortes (Ph.D. '94) Wins ACM Award

July 1, 2009

Corinna Cortes (Ph.D. '94) and Vladimir Vapnik were honored with the ACM's Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for the development of Support Vector Machines, a highly effective algorithm for classification and related machine learning problems.
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